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before the united nations general assembly this week and arguing against a u.n. vote on palestinian state hood. some say the speech was an attempt to court jewish voters ahead of a tough reelection bid in 2012, lost last week and supposedly safe house seat in a heavily jewish new york city congressional district raised questions about the level of support that obama has with the traditionally democratic group. we're back with dan henninger and dorothy rabinowicz. and fred steven joins the panel. has the president been anti-israel? >> yes, yes, he has. >> paul: how so? >> begin with the hostility towards benjamin netanyahu, who is the prime minister of israel. a number of meetings in which netanyahu was ushered out the back door, occasions when he was publicly berated by senior administration officials and a speech earlier this year, in which he created a formula in you which israel was expect today withdraw from territories about actually getting an end, the conflict with the palestinians and what you've seen in the last few days with the speech, at the u.n. is more of a reflection of a p
. >> palestinian president mahmoud waived his application for state hood before the united nations general assembly. >> now israel to occupy it for ever and will it allow israel to remain a state above the law. >> some members of the assembly gave abas a standing ovation. benjamin sadist rely settlements are not the issue. >> the conflict has been and remain the refusal of the palestinian's to recognize the jewish state >> hillary clinton asked both parties to use this opportunity to return to talks. >> a just and lasting peace can only come through negotiations. >> both abas and netanyahu told the general assembly they want peace, even as violence continued back in the middle east. rocks and tear gas fill the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, isreali troops shot and killed a man during a crash with isreali settlers. when night fell, thousands of palestinians gathered to watch the speech. but when the isreali prime minister got behind the podium, the crowd started throwing shoes at the screen. abas is asking the united nations to move quickly, but the security council could take
president mahmoud abbas waved his application for statehood before the united nations general assembly. >> will the world allow israel to occupy us forever and will it allow israel to remain a state above the law? >> reporter: some members of the assembly gave him a standing ovation. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israeli settlements are not the issue. >> the core of the conflict has always been and unfortunately the refusal of the palestinians to recognize the jewish state. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton asked both parties to use this as an opportunity to return to talks. >> a just and lasting peace can only come through negotiations. >> reporter: both abbas and netanyahu told the general assembly they want peace. even as violence continued back in the middle east. rocks and tear gas filled the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, israeli troops shot and killed a palestinian man during a clash with israeli settlers. but when night fell, thousands of palestinians gathered in ramallah to watch the abbas speech. but when the israeli prime min
cards to united nations general assembly request for statehood. paperwork he formally submitted to a united nations secretary general before the speech said united nations must act because israel has not. the court issue is that israeli government refuses to commit to terms for the negotiations remain an international law >> large crowd of palestinians gathered to hear the call for a palestinian spring what he called but elsewhere clashes. israeli security forces broke up protests at a refugee camp. israeli prime minister addressed the united nations shortly after and said israel must protect itself. >> palestinians should first make peace with israel. then get their statement. but also, i want to tell you this after such a peace agreement is signed, israel will not be the last country to welcome a palestinian state as a new member of the united nations. we will be the first. >> on behalf of the palestinian people and palestinian liberation organization we extend our hand to the government palestinian people >> ending a speech by calling for an immediate talks in n.y. but
was here for the united nations general assembly. at the same time, clinton was presiding over his clinton global initiative. i sat down with him for a wide-ranging interview and i asked him about a controversial remark by one of his former top cam taken advisors. james carville, a man you know well, our cnn contributor, democratic strategist, worked with you for a long time. he says it's time for the president and the white house to panic, to fire people, to indict people. he's just seeing what is happening on special election here in new york city. you think carville is right? >> no. i think that, first, it's never a good thing for the president to panic. i think they need to focus as much as they can on like what we did now when we just announced at the afl-cio and the american federation of teachers and pension fans and allies are doing what the banking system should be doing. they're out there -- they are funding major building retro fits. they're going to put thousands and thousands of people to work. and that's what i think we should do. >> you're talking about pittsburgh and san di
to the ambassador upon his election to the presidency of this session of the general assembly of the united nations. i also would like to express my thanks for this excellency ban ki moon for his re-election as secretary-general. i stand today before you, excellencies, feeling sadness for the loss of more than 30,000 martryrs. they sacrificed their lives in my country. their sacred blood was shed to y for a new histor for th the new libya. by the same token, i bow to the mothers, who today know that their sons sacrifice was just and rightful. had events been repeated, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters would have done the very same to write the same history. from this rostrum, let is a moot, all those martyrs whose blood was shed, all mothers and fathers and john kasich. i salute the wounded in hospitals inside and outside libya. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, two years ago. in this very hall, in this very spot, moammar gaddafi stood before you tearing the charter of the united nations. in a pathetic, theatrical move, one that flouts international values as if those rules that govern the wo
-- [applause] he assured the members of the general assembly, he urged the united nations to recognize the inalienable rights of the palestinians. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. president arafat again addressed the assembly. the palestinian people adopted the session held that same year in algeria. when we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us. especially those, including myself, that lost their home, their towns, and their villages, carrying some of our belongings. and the keys to our homes. the diaspora in 1948. one of the worst operations of removal of a vibrant and cohesive society. the cultural, education, an economic renaissance of the arab middle east. because of our conviction, and because we have the courage to make difficult decisions, we have decided to adopt the path of relativism. that is the correct part of this great historic -- against our people. only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. our goal is the territory occupied by israel in 1967. we made a m
assured the members of the general assembly, he urged the united nations to recognize the inalienable rights of the palestinians. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. president arafat again addressed the assembly. the palestinian people adopted the session held that same year in algeria. when we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us. especially those, including myself, that lost their home, their towns, and their villages, carrying some of our belongings. and the keys to our homes. the diaspora in 1948. one of the worst operations of removal of a vibrant and cohesive society. the cultural, education, an economic renaissance of the arab middle east. , andse of our conviction a because we have the courage to make difficult decisions, we have decided to adopt the path of relativism. that is the correct part of this great historic -- against our people. only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. our goal is the territory occupied by israel in 1967. we made a major concession in
to the united facials ahead of next week's general assembly. that's when palestinian authority president abbas plans to make a bid for u.n. membership. >> jon: thaet, apparently the united nations is bring your own mother [bleep] chair. (laughter) >> jon: the u.n. provides the translators, you provide the chair, and head phone rentals are $3. (laughter) small price to play to steal and kill with diplomatic immunity. oh, really. (laughter) oh really. (applause) believe me, you get one of them diplomatic licence plates [bleep] red lights. (laughter) the chairs have always been an impressive part of the u.n.. the turks have their otto-man empire. sweden brought their national chair, the glurke. (laughter) and unassembled pile of wood and of course -- (applause) >> australian relies on pouchie, the world's most patient kangaroo. pouchie. joining the u.n. isn't as simple as just bringing a chair. >> when i received an-- from a state for an admission into the united nations, i review all these technical issues, whether this is in proper form. >> jon: really there is an application process for joinin
war. the u.n. general assembly gave him its best welcome. so did palestinians in ramallah on the west bank. >> president abbas ignored america's pressure to keep their future away from the united nations. president abbas said he wanted to animate -- negotiate. he accused israel of apartheid, taking land palestinians want for their state to build illegals they'll look -- some as for jews. >> settlement activities in body the core of colonial military occupation of the land of the palestinian people and all of the brutality of aggression and racial discrimination. this policy is the primary cause for the failure of the peace process. >> israel's road to independence came from a u.n. vote. >> united kingdom, abstained. united states, yes. >> the resolution divided the british from palestine. the plan created a jewish state and one for palestinians. jerusalem was kept under international control. the palestinians rejected the plan and israel won the war that followed. palestinians are prepared to except much less than they rejected in 1947. they want a capital in east jerusalem, land occu
the united nations with a request for recognition today. the speech -- abbas' speech was warmly received at the u.n. general assembly but not by the u.s. or by israel. so how did it come to this, christ ie? had >> we could go back many decades to answer that question but we could also start with the administration, you remember the president began very hopeful to do something about the middle east the >> they're always hopeful the >> get them talking and defuse tensions and maybe that would be a bridge to building warmer relations in the region the but two years later, obviously things have fallen completely apart, the parties aren't even talking to each other and don't seem to have any incentive to do that. gwen: and the u.s.a. could not persuade abbas not to bring this big challenge to the u.n., which we -- they were desperate to do. >> they've had many weeks, many months to work on that. it would be embarrassing. the u.s. obviously opposes it. the u.s. and israel want to see this worked out in direct taungs but despite -- talks but despite all the months of direct diplomacy, it still
, palestinian leader mahmoud abbas presented the united nations with a request for recognition today. the speech -- abbas' speech was warmly received at the u.n. general assembly but not by the u.s. or by israel. so how did it come to this, christ ie? had >> we could go back many decades to answer that question but we could also start with the administration, you remember the president began very hopeful to do something about the middle east the >> they're always hopeful the >> get them talking and defuse tensions and maybe that would be a bridge to building warmer relations in the region the but two years later, obviously things have fallen completely apart, the parties aren't even talking to each other and don't seem to have any incentive to do that. gwen: and the u.s.a. could not persuade abbas not to bring this big challenge to the u.n., which we -- they were desperate to do. >> they've had many weeks, many months to work on that. it would be embarrassing. the u.s. obviously opposes it. the u.s. and israel want to see this worked out in direct taungs but despite -- talks but despite all the
territory. and yet, even here in the general assembly the truth can sometimes break through. in 1984, when i was appointed israel ds ambassador to the unite nation's i visited a great rabi. he said to me -- and ladies and gentlemen i don't want any of you to be offended because from personal experience of serving here i know there are many honorable men and women, many capable and decent people serving their nations here. but here's what the rabi said to me. he said to me you will be serving in a house of many lines. and then he said, remember, that even in the darkest place the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide. today i hope that the light of truth will shine if only for a few minutes in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country. so as israel's prime minister, i didn't come here to win applause. i came here to speak the truth. the truth is -- [applause] the truth is that israel wants peace. the truth is that i want peace. the truth is that in the middle east at all times but especially during these turbulent days peace must be anchored in security.
the streets for the u.n. general assembly. a pretty symbolic move here, given that the united states has already said that it would veto the move. a short time after abbas stoke, benjamin netanyahu had has chance to fire back. listen to a little bit of both measures. >>. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the words. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel. and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough timeline for further peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders. >>> a team of scientists on trial in italy for failing to predict what some say is impossible to predict, an earthquake. we're back in 90 seconds. stay with us. to stretch around h over 190 times. each brita filter can take up to 300 of those bottles out of the equation. helps defends against occasional justconstipation, diarrhea,alth probiotic cap a day up to 300 of those bottles gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance yo
application for a full membership in the united nations and our admission as an independent state. >> that palestinian request is vehemently opposed by israel and prime minister benjamin netanyahu told the general assembly that granting statehood now would be a statehood, not progress. >> israel is prepared to have a palestinian state in the west bank, but we're not prepared to have another gaza there. that's why we need to have real security arrangements which the palestinians simply refuse to negotiate with us. >> as that war of words played out, two dynamics worth noting. first, cheers for president abbas and celebrations as he made his case for statehood at the u.n. later, though, some clashes between palestinian youths near israeli checkpoints. you see them there in the west bank. also the so-called quartet, the united states, the united nations and russia, worked on a new proposal designed to get direct negotiations started again, they hope within four weeks. the goal is to have an agreement, a peace agreement, by the end of 2012 but the quartet's statement avoids the most d
on their bid for full united nations membership. the security council could take up the issue monday. palestinian authority president put forth the request yesterday at the u.n.. he and israeli prime minister addressed the u.n. general assembly. >> translator: it's time for the palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence. the time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of palestinian refugees in their homeland to end their displacement and to realize their rights. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. we must do our best to shape the future, but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present. >> cnn senior state department producer is in new york. what's next with this palestinian request for u.n. membership? >> well, in the immediate term, president abbas arrived home victorious to his people and going to the u.n. security council. now he'll meet with his legal committee with various palestinian committees while the u.n. security council votes on -- not vote but a
formally admitting the world to accept palestine into its ranks. here's now senior united nations correspondent richard roth. >> reporter: like two heavyweight boxers, the palestinian and israeli leaders took their best shots at each other inside the general assembly hall. mahmoud abbas entered to thunderous ovation making his case for tatehood while brandishing his formal application to the security council. abbas denounced israeli occupation and settlement activity while asking the 193 countries for acceptance in their ranks. >> translator: i declare that the plo is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on international legitimacy and a complete cessation of settlement activity. >> reporter: netanyahu didn't fare as well on the applause meter. having served israel here as its ambassador, he made an impassioned plea for israel to defend itself. he said it was fine if the palestinians wanted a state but not created through the united nations. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. lea
leaders took their best shots at each other inside the general assembly hall. mahmoud abbas entered to thunderous ovation, making his case for statehood while brandishing his formal application to the security council. abbas denounced israeli occupation and settlement activity while asking the 193 countries for acceptance in their ranks. >> translator: clear that the plo is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on on international legitimacy and the complete cessation of settlement activity. >> netanyahu didn't fare as well on the applause meter but he gave as good as he got. having served israel here asity ambassador. he made an empassiimpassioned p israel to defend itself. he said it was fine if palestinian wanted a state but not created through the unu.n. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. we must do our best toef shape the future. but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present. >> international peace negotiators for t
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